[lfs-book] [LFS Trac] #2974: Many packages now available as .tar.xz

LFS Trac trac at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat Dec 3 17:14:22 PST 2011

#2974: Many packages now available as .tar.xz
 Reporter:  rafe         |       Owner:  lfs-book@…                   
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new                          
 Priority:  lowest       |   Milestone:  7.1                          
Component:  Book         |     Version:  SVN                          
 Severity:  trivial      |    Keywords:  xz packages                  

Comment(by bdubbs@…):

 I guess I wasn't clear.  How significant is 10M when disks are measured in
 TB?  We don't download over a 300 baud modem any more.

 The entire LFS7 package set is 295M including patches.  A reduction of
 less than 10% overall is just not significant.

 User's are free to use any format they desire - gz, bz2, xz, etc.

 I don't even have a problem with using the xz format of a package when a
 new version is incorporated in the book, but I am not in favor of revising
 the book for current package versions just to reduce the download size by

Ticket URL: <http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/ticket/2974#comment:3>
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